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this is bbc news. the headlines at ten. the deposed leader of catalonia calls for peaceful resistance against direct rule from madrid. it comes as thousands take part in rallies in spain's capital madrid, in favour of unity with catalonia. jeremy corbyn demands that mps who sexually abuse or harass women are held to account and appeals for victims to come forward. this needs to be the turning point. any members of parliament who have engaged in this sort of behaviour must be held to account. compulsory drug testing on board royal navy submarines is ordered — as nine crew members are dismissed for reportedly using cocaine. the humanitarian crisis affecting almost 400,000 syrians in an eastern suburb of damascus — is described as an outrage, by the united nations. good evening and
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welcome to bbc news. the spanish government has stripped catalonia of its autonomy and taken charge of its government. the measures came early this morning after the catalan parliament voted to declare independence yesterday. the government in barcelona says it doesn't recognise the decisions. meanwhile, the deposed separatist leader of catalonia, carles puigdemont, has called for peaceful opposition to direct rule by the spanish government. he says he will work to build a free country. earlier our correspondent sarah rainsford explained that there was uncertainty over whether the sacked catalan leader, carles puigdemont, would be arrested or not. the thinking generally so far and the language so far has been so refer to him here in madrid as a man
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at the head of an illegal referendum. the prime minister yesterday referred to what had happened in catalonia as not only illegal but criminal. that kind of language suggests that the government, whilst it doesn't influence the courts, would expect the courts to take action. so lots of question marks still going forward about mrpuigdemont‘s fate. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30pm this evening in the papers. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn has said that mps who engage in abuse and sexual harassment must be held accountable for their actions. he said a warped and degrading culture — where the abuse of women is accepted and normalised — is thriving in the corridors of power. sexual abuse and abusive treatment of women by men is not confined to
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any one industry, workplace or institution. it is rooted in unequal power relationships that treat women as subordinate to men and a culture where the abuse of women has often been accepted and normalised. the problem doesn't stop with those who make unwanted advances on women. it extends to a culture that is tolerated abuse for far too long, it has warped and degrading culture that also exists and thrives in the corridors of power including in westminster. it isa westminster. it is a culture that we all, all, have a responsibility to challenge and end. too often, when women have spoken out, they haven't been listened to. this needs to be the
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turning point. any members of parliament who have engaged in this sort of behaviour must be held to account. all crew members on royal navy submarines are to undergo compulsory drugs tests, after nine sailors on hms vigilant were discharged for reportedly using cocaine. the order has been made by the defence secretary, sir michael fallon. the snp says the uk government has questions to answer over the clyde—based nuclear sub. andrew black reports. the hms vigilant, one of four submarines based on the clyde, which carries nuclear weapons. today the ministry of defence confirmed that nine sailors serving on the submarine had been thrown out of the navy after failing drug tests. according to one report, the drug they took was cocaine. now the mp who represents the area which takes in the home of trident nuclear weapons says answers are needed. i am astonished. deeply disappointed and very concerned. if we are to have these weapons of mass destruction on our doorstep here at faslane, we have got to be absolutely
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confident that the people at the ministry of defence, the royal navy put in charge of them, take the responsibility seriously. i don't believe in this case that we have. there has been trouble on hms vigilant before. the captain was relieved of his command after an alleged inappropriate relationship with a member of his crew, although the navy said operations were not impacted. following today's revelations, the royal navy said it did not tolerate drugs misuse, adding. defence secretary sir michael fallon is now understood to have ordered drugs tests on all uk submarine crews. he is said to have given the head of the navy a roasting for the incident. meanwhile, the snp, which wants trident removed from the clyde, says it is seeking to ask urgent questions in parliament next week.
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reeta chakra barti will reeta chakrabarti will be here in a moment with the national news bulletin for bbc one viewers. time to tell you about the latest on the humanitarian crisis that's now affecting almost 400,000 people in an eastern suburb of damascus. it's been described by the united nations as an outrage. the area of eastern ghouta is the last part of the syrian capital under siege by the government. there's been an increase in military attacks, and earlier this week unicef said almost 1,200 children were suffering from malnutrition. 0ur middle east correspondent, lina sinjab, reports from beirut and a warning her report contains some distressing images. the main meal of the day. a few spoons of yoghurt and two loaves of bread. feeding a family of seven is a daily struggle. the mother, who is covering herface for safety, says that's
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all she can afford for the day. "the kids keep saying they're hungry", she says, "my heart is broken. there's nothing i can do." this is seven—year—old mustafa and he is the most in need of food in the family. weighing only ten kilos, he, like hundreds of children in besieged east ghouta is malnourished. his elder sister can't even go to school. translation: i'm ten years old and i'm in year one. i should be in yearfour. we can't eat or drink and we tell mum day and night that we're hungry. translation: our situation is very bad.
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my father doesn't have the money. my brother, mustafa, was well and had chubby hands. now, he's very thin. night and day we say we are hungry. my mum says, "god helps us. we don't have the money to bring you food". this is the main reason behind their suffering. the war grinds on. government warplanes continue to target east ghouta. there are at least 350,000 civilians still trapped there and in need of food. the area has been under siege forfour years. this was the last aid convoy to enter the area last month and it's hard to tell when the next one will come. these children are not in hospital because they are injured, but because they are malnourished. the un says there are over 1,200
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children suffering in east ghouta and the numbers are rising. translation: many children are fainting, suffering headaches, blurred vision, depression, all because of a lack of essential food. we can only help so many. we don't have the medicines. mustafa and his siblings are trying to live a normal life, but with the siege continuing, he is unlikely to recover soon. the crisis over catalonia. thousands demonstrate in the spanish capital madrid, calling for unity. but as people took to the streets, the deposed separatist leader vowed to resist direct rule with peaceful opposition. jeremy corbyn describes a culture at westminster that's "warped and degrading" towards women. kenya's bitter presidential election. we report on attempts to ease
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tensions between ethnic groups. cheering. and england win the world cup, with victory for the under 17s against spain. good evening. a day after being deposed as the president of catalonia, the separatist leader carles puigdemont has called for democratic resistance to the central government's takeover of the region. mr puigdemont promised to work to build a free country. yesterday, spain's prime minister dissolved the catalan parliament after it declared independence. in madrid today several thousand people held a rally, waving spanish flags and calling for national unity. 0ur correspondent james reynolds reports from barcelona. this is the first full day
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of direct rule from madrid. and no one's yet sure quite what to make of it. catalan organisations have told people here to carry on as normal. right here, it's hard to tell that anything has changed one way or another. local catalan police officers still guard this, the catalan political headquarters. and separatist leaders, who have technically been sacked by madrid, are now trying to work out their next move. carles puigdemont, the catalan leader, featured on today's front pages, refuses to accept that he has been fired. translation: we do not deviate. we continue persevering in the only way that can make us winners. without violence, without insults, in an inclusive way, respecting people, symbols and opinions. many here are worried about what may come next. antonio and pilar, here queueing up
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for lottery tickets, just want a fresh start. "elections, elections, elections", he tells me. and over in madrid, demonstrators have come out to support the imposition of direct rule in the catalan region. why do they want to break up spain? there is no sense. it is a problem that is not only affecting catalonia. it is affecting the whole of spain. it is affecting the whole of europe. and we cannot just stay and see what happens, we have to act. # viva espa na! tonight, catalans may wonder who exactly is running their lives. they are ruled directly by madrid, but their own deposed leader continues to try to govern, leaving people here in a strange half world. james reynolds, bbc news, barcelona.
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jeremy corbyn has called for mps who are guilty of sexual harassment or abuse to be held to account. in a speech this afternoon, the labour leader warned that a "warped and degrading culture" was thriving in westminster. 0ur political correspondent alex forsyth reports. jeremy corbyn‘s warning today was stark, he said sexism and misogyny were widespread in society and while the labour leader gave no specific examples or evidence, he used a speech in scotland to describe a culture in westminster where abuse had been accepted. it extends to a culture that has tolerated abuse for far too long. it is a warped and degrading culture that also exists and thrives in the corridors of power, including in westminster. his comments about these corridors follow newspaper reports of unnamed mps acting inappropriately.
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no—one has been directly accused or official complaints made, but those who know this place well say there is a problem that must be addressed. in westminster there has been a longstanding issue and we're quite right now to see women coming forward if they've faced that kind of difficulty in the workplace. i think it's totally unacceptable. in parliament, many aides and researchers are employed directly by mps, some say that makes it hard to report concerns. downing street has stressed, any allegations will be taken seriously, which is why, when a cabinet member made an attempted joke about the hollywood producer harvey weinstein today, many didn't think it was very funny. michael gove was taking part in an anniversary edition of the today programme when he made a quip about presenter john humphrys. the former labour leader,
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lord kinnock, joined in. sometimes i think that coming into the studio with you, john, is a bit like going into harvey weinstein‘s bedroom. applause. i tell you what... i think you've got something to say there, michael! john goes way past groping, way past groping. you just pray that you emerge with your dignity intact. mr gove later apologised on twitter for his clumsy attempt at humour, saying it wasn't appropriate. but that failed to appease critics, including an mp from his own party who said his comment had insulted victims of rape and other sexual assaults. the allegations swirling around here may so far be anonymous, but few think it's a joking matter. many worry this workplace, like others, may have turned a blind eye for too long. alex forsyth, bbc news, westminster. islamist militants have said they were behind two deadly
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explosions in the somali capital, mogadishu. at least 14 people have been killed. one of the blasts was caused by a suicide car bomb driven into the gates of a hotel popular with politicians and army officers. a fortnight ago, a huge bomb attack in mogadishu killed more than 350 people. kurdish officials in northern syria say a 21—year—old man from oxford has been charged with membership of the islamic state group. jack letts — who travelled to syria in 2014 — was captured in may by the kurdish militia, the ypg. mr letts has previously said he is opposed to is. voting in kenya's disputed election remains on hold, with polls suspended in several areas because of increased tension. the opposition leader, raila 0dinga, refused to run in the contest against sitting president, uhuru kenyatta.
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0ur africa editor fergal keane joined a peace convoy led by two local governors touring the villages in kisumu appealing for calm. if this country is to end its political crisis, this convoy might be an inspiration. two leaders, from different tribes and with different politics, but one message. governor paul kiprono is a kalenjin and supported the elections. it was important we came here today with a message of peace, he says. the governor of kisumu, anyang nyong'o, is a luo and an opposition leader. from today, there will be no more roadblocks, he promised. this is a significant event. because so often in the past, powerful men have used ethnic rivalry to their political advantage. this is quite the opposite. the two governors are going into their respective communities together, to preach a message of tolerance.
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these kalenjin farmers say their luo neighbours stopped the election taking place here. they refused our people to vote. they wouldn't allow you to vote? yeah, and our people don't like it. we drove past the barricades set up to prevent voting. these sugar cane fields. just a few minutes from the land occupied by one group, to the land of another. these are luo. but it's a great deal more complex here than tribal enmity. poverty, deepened by corruption and misrule, has inflamed local divisions. the young men said they had armed in self defence. they claimed they had been attacked and had cattle stolen a few hours earlier.
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there were moments of tension, some shouted at the visiting kalenjin governor. in the morning, when we took our people to work out there, they started beating them and chasing them away. what is the solution? the solution is, it's good that the governors have come. we need those people to bring back our cattle, fast. so we can sit down and find a solution. the peace initiative follows election violence that took the life of this man's son george. the 19—year—old was shot by police during demonstrations before polling in nearby kisumu. translation: i feel pain. ifeel pain because my baby was not sick. he died from a bullet. ifeel much pain. it is the human toll that makes today's peace move something far greater than the politics of gesture.
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we have de—escalated a tension that was there by almost 100%. this is the way forward for kenya. this is the way forward for africa. the bigger crisis remains unresolved. but across the west, it felt calmer tonight. fergal keane, bbc news, kisumu. all crew members on royal navy submarines are to undergo compulsory drugs tests, after nine sailors on hms vigilant were discharged, reportedly for using cocaine. the vessel is one of four british submarines which carry nuclear—armed trident missiles. its captain and second—in—command have already been removed, following allegations of inappropriate relationships with crew members. with all the sport, here's katherine downes at the bbc sport centre. we start with news of a remarkable world cup win for england. their under 17 footballers staged a terrific comeback from 2—0 down to beat spain 5—2 in the final in india.
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it means england now have two world—beating sides at youth level, as patrick gearey reports. these are england's 21st century boys, all born this millennium and now all world champions. they did it the hard way, they're english after all! the latest class of spanish footballing craftsmen went 2—0 up, just over half an hour in, both of them to barcelona's sergio gomez. same old england — well, no, there's something different about these boys. and just when they needed a booster... commentator: rhian brewster, to get one back for england! brewster's eighth goal of the tournament, making him top—scorer, but there are other options. steven sessegnon to morgan gibbs white, 2—2, more to do. here was an england team not intimidated by the shirt, but invigorated by it. over to manchester city's phil foden, remember the name. even in their teenage dreams, these english players can't have imagined a second—half like this. marc guehi, of chelsea, 4—2, five minutes to go.
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and if you thought it was all over... commentator: can it get even better for england? foden! oh, the party can begin now. foden was crowned the player of the tournament, but this was a team triumph. so proud of the performance, 2—0 down, and we just played our way. we didn't stop. we stuck to the gameplan. we stuck to our style. we're building for the future and that's the way to do it. there does seem to be a youthful revolution under way. the under—205 won their world cup back injune, england's first in any age group since 1966. now two have come in a year. there are no guarantees that world cup winners will become premier league players given the global competition, but these young men can't have had a better start to their careers. english football will hope it is just a start. cheering. patrick gearey, bbc news. time for today's football's results, so if you're waiting for match of the day after the news, then press mute now. in the premier league,
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manchester united maintained their unbeaten record at old trafford this season. anthony martial came off the bench to score a late winner against tottenham. 1—0 it finished, which means spurs stay third, while united are second. in the day's other matches there were wins for arsenal, chelsea, liverpool and stoke, while league leaders manchester city maintained their unbeaten record this season, beating west brom 3—2. and in the scottish premiership, rangers are up to third in the table after a 3—1win against hearts, while unbeaten celtic were held to a draw at home to kilmarnock. there were also wins for aberdeen, hamilton, partick thistle and hibernian. lewis hamilton is closing in on a fourth formula 1 world title, but could only secure third place on the grid for tomorrow's mexican grand prix. hamilton will start behind his nearest title rival sebastian vettel,
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who took pole position in his ferrari with red bull's max verstappen second. hamilton needs to finish fifth or higher to win the championship and become britain's most successful formula 1 driver. wales suffered a record defeat in their opening game of the rugby league world cup to papua new guinea. the hosts ran in 10 tries as they scored 50 points, withjust six in reply. wales now face a struggle to progress from pool c, with only the group winners set to reach the quarterfinals. and don't forget that anthonyjoshua is in the ring and has started the defence of his ibf and wba heavyweight titles in cardiff — taking on the stand—in challenger carlos takam of france. you can follow the fight on the bbc sport website. but that's all from me. you can see more on all of today's stories on the bbc news channel. that's all from me. goodnight.
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hi there. for most it's been a pretty cloudy day. the satellite picture tells that story nicely. but there have been brighter moments across parts of scotland, sunshine across parts of scotland, sunshine across the midlands, and southern england as well. earlier today one of our weather watchers sent us a rather sunny picture from salisbury wiltshire in southern england. another cracking picture sent from northern scotland. this cloud is caused by strong winds blowing clouds over the high lands and causing the air to wave around making that wave—like pattern. thank you for that. it stays windy this evening. scotland and into the eastern of the pennines gusts could reach 40—50mph, perhaps stronger in places. but it's a big change you
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will notice in the weather that will ta ke will notice in the weather that will take place tonight into tomorrow as we drag in colder northerly winds. although it starts off on a cloudy note just about everywhere, the cloud thick enough for an occasional spot of light rain and drizzle around coasts and hills, it's spot of light rain and drizzle around coasts and hills, its later in the night that colder air will begin to move into scotland. where it stays cloudy temperatures into double figures. but the colder air arriving in scotland, here we could get a touch of ground frost across sheltered parts of northern scotland. sunday starting off on a cloudy note but that is forecast to melt away quickly. there will be more sunshine than today. a few showers coming and going across the north—east of scotland but it's the temperatures you will notice. it will get colder as the day goes by, eight or nine across parts of northern england and scotland coupled with that strong wind it will feel chilly. later temperatures dropping in london, 12 or so. through sunday night high pressure
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d rifts across through sunday night high pressure drifts across the british isle. that will give us a combination of clear skies, light winds and temperatures will plummet. it will be a colder night than we have seen for a long time. a touch of frost developing across parts of wales into maybe northern ireland, northern england and parts of scotland. a chilly one on the cards. monday, could be mist and fog patches to start the day but it's a bright and dry day. rain coming in late in the day. temperatures colder than normal for the time of year. not said that much this autumn. that's the weather. a quick reminder the clocks go back tonight. hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment —
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